Norman Parkinson


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Sir Norman Parkinson (21 April 1913 – 15 February 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer.

Parkinson (birth name Ronald William Parkinson Smith) was born in London, and educated at Westminster School. He began his career in 1931 as an apprentice to the court photographers Speaight and Sons Ltd. In 1934 he opened his own studio together with Norman Kibblewhite. ... more »

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  • ''I could never bear to be buried with people to whom I had not been introduced.''
    Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), British fashion photographer. quoted in Guardian (London, Feb. 16, 1990). From his obituary notice.
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